Alan Dilnot

Alan Dilnot

Alan Dilnot is a Research Fellow at Monash University. He is co-editor of London, Flower of Cities All (2018) and author of ‘By me William Shakspeare’: A study of Shakespeare’s handwriting (2020).

Alan Dilnot reviews 'Dickens and the Bible: "What providence meant"' by Jennifer Gribble

July 2021, no. 433 23 June 2021
Alan Dilnot reviews 'Dickens and the Bible: "What providence meant"' by Jennifer Gribble
It is well known that Charles Dickens draws an analogy between the novelist as creator and the Creator of the cosmos: ‘I think the business of art is to lay all [the] ground carefully, but with the care that conceals itself – to show, by a backward light, what everything has been working to – but only to suggest, until the fulfilment comes. These are the ways of Providence, of which ways, al ... (read more)